data structure

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data structure

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(Computer Science) an organized form, such as an array list or string, in which connected data items are held in a computer
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Noun1.data structure - (computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
hierarchical data structure, hierarchical structure - a structure of data having several levels arranged in a treelike structure
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* Chapter 4 covers composite data structures used to represent collections of data elements.